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02 October 2004 @ 11:34 pm
Well, day two of the Waterford Fair has come and gone, and I'm still very tired.  But as an added bonus, I'm also in pain.  Waterford is a rather hilly place, and my performance shoes are not particularly well suited for walking up and down hills, so I didn't do my knees any favors.

We never did get the predicted late-in-the-day thunderstorms, nor the early showers.  We did get a short period of light drizzle, but whoopie turtle.  The skies were gray and threatening for most of the day, which seemed to discourage poeple from coming.  In my two-and-a-half hours greeting at the church, we only had 93 people come by.  And probably a third of those were in the first twenty minutes, when a tour bus unloaded in front of the church.

Despite the low turnout overall, we got a pretty good turnout for the Loudoun Chorale performances, both of which went pretty well.  The 3 PM show was a little better than the 1 PM, by which I mean I made fewer mistakes in second one.  Music aside, both performances left something to be desired; the venue (John Wesley Church, which if anyone cares can be seen here) was extremely hot, and during both performances a fife-and-drum corps marched down Main Street and stopped right outside the church to play a number.  Jerks.

Tomorrow is the last day of the fair, and I 'll pretty much just be hanging out at the church all day, taking part in the worship service, greeting visitors afterwards, and participating in the hymn sing.  I'll probably head up to the Old School after my shift is over, and probably help with the canning of the apple butter.  Because I'm just that nice a guy.

In other fair news, the Loudoun County GOP did manage to muster a small response to the Loudoun County Democratic Committee's unofficial distribution of John Kerry materials.  They posted Bush signs alongside the roads leading into the viilage; they had a car plastered with more Bush signs parked along High Street; and most amusingly, had a couple of people with Bush bumper stickers on their backs standing around near the house where the Kerry stuff was being handed out.  Heh.  But they weren't alllowed to hand out any stickers or buttons of his own; as I mentioned yesterday, the only the reason the Dems could do it was because the materials were being given away by a village resident sittiing on his own property.  Again I say: heh.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Rusty: foodrustydog on October 3rd, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
Regarding the fife-and-drum corp: hello, people, rude much? I can understand if their parade route went by the church, but you'd think they could have found somewhere else to stop. That sounds distracting.

Speaking of distracting, mmmmmmapplebutter.
John Heatonjheaton on October 3rd, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)
You know, I was looking through the program booklet this afternoon, and it turns out that they were scheduled to be playing at that location at those times. Bad planning on the part of the fair organizers, I guess.